This run starts roughly from the Nevada border and ends at the western edge of Reno where you can continue on downstream on the town run.
The Truckee Meadows Water Authority publishes a river recreation map. Download the pdf from the map link to the right or you can pick one up at their offices in town. Call 775-834-8000 or visit the office at 1155 Corporate Blvd. in Reno.
I've never run this from the Crystal Peak Park, but putting in at River Bend, AKA Verdi Dam can be fun. I would say 500 is the minimum, below that its runnable in a hardshell to about 350, but will not be very fun. total gorilla boating and scrape
THE VERDI RUN - Just 20 minutes west of Reno, the Verdi offers 2 1/2 hours of Class II-III white water excitement with such rapids as "Gorilla Falls" and "Powerhouse." You pass by the site of the Great Train Robbery on this river run. Its closeness to Reno makes it an easy outing for those vacationing there
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